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When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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CLEMENT, BOB, Democratic Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $18,307.94

Average cost per trip - $2,034.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 22 days
Rank of representative - 322 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Amtrak
Dates - December 19, 2001 - December 20, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Rail inspection trip
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,095.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,165.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - February 22, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Flagstaff, AZ

Purpose - Association of American Railroads Legislative Conference
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,641.36
Lodging Cost - $656.00
Meal Cost - $114.78
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,412.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied. Other costs are for car rental. 7/5 date at personal expense

Travel Cost - $921.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $2,421.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Recording Industry Association of America
Dates - April 26, 2001 - April 26, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Informational trip
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,350.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,750.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Amtrak
Dates - October 18, 2001 - October 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Congressional travel to visit Ground Zero
Notes -

Travel Cost - $269.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $269.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Amtrak
Dates - July 13, 2001 - July 13, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Rail inspection trip
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied

Travel Cost - $286.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $286.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied. Other costs are for transportation to airport

Travel Cost - $2,065.50
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $430.00
Other Cost - $125.00
Total Cost - $3,370.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 10, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $475.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $475.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 18, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Legislative Conference
Notes - spouse Mary Clement -- 10 days at personal expense-- other includes rental car

Travel Cost - $1,062.00
Lodging Cost - $1,140.00
Meal Cost - $830.00
Other Cost - $126.80
Total Cost - $3,158.80

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.